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Driver dies after crashing with on-duty police vehicle in La Marque

LA MARQUE, TX- A 70 year-old driver died from his injuries after he was involved in a car crash with an official who was reporting to a burglary call in La Marque on March 18th, Click2Houston reports.

The incident that the officer was reporting to involved four burglary suspects, and the police vehicle hit the Honda Fit while crossing the intersection of FM 1764 and FM 2004.

The police officer involved in the crash was identified as Joseph Waggoner.

After colliding, Waggoner went to the other vehicle and provided assistance to the two occupants of the Honda.

Both occupants had to be hospitalized following the crash. The driver passed away after reaching HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland Medical Center. The passenger was hospitalized at HCA Houston Healthcare Mainland Medical Center and is expected to survive.

Waggoner was also hospitalized, but not for any major injuries. He will be be allowed to work once he has healed, although he may or may not receive permission to continue operating a vehicle.

The incident is being investigated by both the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office and the Galveston County District Attorney’s Office.

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